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Director, Otobos Consultants Ltd
Elizabeth Harrin, MA, FAPM, MBCS is Director of Otobos Consultants Ltd, a project communications consultancy specialising in copywriting for project-driven firms. She has over fifteen years’ experience in projects. Elizabeth has led a variety of IT and process improvement projects including ERP and communications developments. She is also experienced in managing business change, having spent eight years working in financial services (including two based in Paris, France). Elizabeth is the author of 5 books.
She also writes the award-winning blog, A Girl’s Guide to Project Management. You can find Elizabeth online at GirlsGuideToPM.com or on Twitter @girlsguidetopm.
Founder & CEO, PS Principles
Shane Anastasi is the Founder & CEO of PS Principles, a leading provider of professional services skills development and certifications. He is the author of the industry's recognized framework, The Seven Principles of Professional Services and an entrepreneur with experience at startups such as BigMachines, Kimble PSA, Vignette Corporation, Badgeville, CirrusOne and Simplus. Added to this, his many years of experience at large enterprises such as IBM, SingTel and Salesforce.com, he brings a level of planning and scalability that helps small companies accelerate their growth as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Founding Principal, Project Management Essentials, LLC
I share my passion for project management and leadership through keynote speaking, training and advisory services.
With over 25-years of managing project execution organizations and strategic programs I have a wealth of experience. I have:
- Managed an organization of eleven managers and 150+ project management professionals—delivering over 250 releases per year
- Managed large programs with budgets up to $125M and over 600 resources, spanning multiple business and technology organizations
- Led an Agile transformation—implemented Agile accelerators that prepared the organization, trained resources and converted 50% of the work to Agile within 18-months
- Built a culture of “execution excellence” and “leadership” that: reduced costs, increased quality and improved client satisfaction
- Through Project Management Essentials, I provide customized training, keynote speeches, coaching and consulting services to clients across the country
Director Of Education, TeamGantt
Brett Harned is a digital project manager with a deep investment in the practice, its value in the larger digital industry, and the growing community. He has over 15 years experience in strategizing, building, and managing digital projects of all shapes and sizes—from flash banner ads to iOS apps, responsive websites, touch kiosks, and more. He takes pride in managing project teams and projects managers alike, finding the right communication tactic to smooth over difficult situations and inspire teams to do their best work.
Brett actively writes about digital project management for various publications, has spoken at several events on the topic, and has taught a course on digital PM at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. In 2012 he founded the Digital PM Summit, an event that draws digital project managers from across the world to one location to learn about and discuss the practice of managing projects.
Director of Enterprise PMO at UW Medicine
Bill Dow, PMP is a recognized expert in Project Management by the Project Management Institute (PMI) for specifically developing and managing Project Management Offices (PMOs). His extensive experience with Project Management and PMOs have enabled him to co-author several comprehensive books available through Amazon.com.
Bill has taught at the college level for more than 15 years in Washington State, British Columbia and Ontario, Canada, and has worked at Microsoft for more than 14 years. Bill is now the PMO Director at the University of Washington Medical. He has spoken at multiple Project Management Institute (PMI) conferences, breakfasts and events nationally. Projectmanagement.com and projecttimes.com host numerous articles by Bill.
As a PMP and subject matter expert, Bill is available to author white papers, articles and blog posts on specific topics relating to the trends within Project Management. He is also poised to deliver training, however basic or complex, that makes practices immediately applicable to audiences that may be just beginning or those having lengthy experience in Project Management methods.
CEO & Founder at OnlinePMCourses.com
Mike Clayton is the Founder of OnlinePMCourses.com to help build Project Management careers. Mike is a business trainer, author, speaker with 25 years of delivering projects, integrating complex change, training and speaking on these subjects. He has spent the first half of his career managing projects and people. Formerly a Senior Manager with 12 years at Deloitte Consulting, where he managed large and small projects. Prior to that, Mike had an academic career in Physics, from The University of Manchester. Since 2002, he has focused on speaking and training, delivering practical tools and insights based on his experience of complex change.
Mike is one of the most successful and in-demand project management trainers in the UK.
Managing Partner at Organizational Performance Enablers Network
George Jucan is well known in the project management community as a successful management consultant, captivating speaker at public events, motivating trainer and author of high-impact project management articles. He has over 25 years of experience in complex environments, both in public and private sector, providing consulting services in methodology definition and capability assessment, business reengineering and organizational restructuring, projects audit and recovery, as well as hands-on management of strategic programs and projects. Many of his endeavors won provincial and national awards and/or were profiled in specialty magazines.
An internationally renowned expert in standards and methodologies, George is leading the Canadian Standards Mirror Committee at International Organization of Standardization (ISO) for the establishment of Project, Programme and Portfolio Management family of standards (TC258). He also participated in the creation of many PMI standards such as PMBOK® Guide 6th, 5thand 4th Edition, PMCDF - 2nd Edition, and Government Extension to PMBOK 3rd Ed).